Vape enters the Dictionary
Posted on 21 November 2014 by Matt Brown.
The Oxford Dictionaries 2014 Word of the Year and has been revealed, and it's a result for vapers! 'Vape' has seen off stiff competition from a number of other common words from the past year (including one of special significance for us as a Scottish company).
The Oxford English dictionary now officially recognises the definition of 'vape' as follows:
Inhale and exhale the vapour produced by an electronic cigarette or similar device
"I'd rather people vaped indoors than smoked outside."
An electronic cigarette or similar device
"I've been using a vape now for 15 weeks."
According to research carried out by the boffins at Oxford, you are now around 30 times more likely to encounter the word than even two years ago. Nominated words do not have to have come into usage in the past 12 months ('vape' actually was first recorded in 1983, fact fans), but come to prominence during the period. 'Vape' being given the nod, simply further demonstrates the growing popularity and importance of vaping worldwide.
The Word of the Year is chosen after candidates "...are debated and one is eventually chosen that is judged to reflect the ethos, mood, or preoccupations of that particular year and to have lasting potential as a word of cultural significance."